December 1, 2011

Long Time No See

It feels strange to have not posted here for almost a week. I have been sick and working full time this week so I have been going to bed shortly after Lily every night.

Friday afternoon my beautiful grandmother passed away at the age of 97. Even though she lived a long full life, that doesn't make things any less sad for those of us who have loved her. It is hard seeing my dad lose his mom. No matter how well you are prepared for the loss, it is still your mom. I can't even imagine.

We will be traveling to Colorado in a couple of weekends for the service. My first airplane ride without Lily since she was born. I am so thankful for my husband who doesn't hesitate to stay home with a 19 month old alone for the weekend. They are each others' biggest fans, they will have a blast.

My sister and I are going to be pall bearers at the funeral. My dad thinks Grandma would like that little nudge for womens' equality. I am so lucky to have known her for 29 years and to have had such a strong female role model (amongst many others) in my life.

Today also marks the second anniversary of the loss of Ryan's mom, Donita. It is such a tragedy that Lily will never know these two amazing women apart from the strong legacies they have passed down through their children.

Sorry if this is a bit of a melancholy post, but I am just in a sort of a strange place today. A lot of reflection, a lot of celebrating life and mourning loss. 

Thankful for those I love and those that love me back.

I'll be back soon.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss my dear, & for your husband.) Grandmother's are such angels. I've lost mine also, but I am so thankfull for all the goodness she installed in me. Praying for you & your family. Hugs.... Xo

  2. I was wondering how you were doing! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma - mine will be 90 next year and i'm dreading the day when she won't be with us anymore. I hope you are doing ok and are taking time to be with your family! xo!

  3. Im so sorry for your loss as well :(

  4. Martha MetzlerDecember 01, 2011

    Thinking about you friend. Travel safe.

  5. Emily JohnsonDecember 01, 2011

    Love you, sister.

  6. Have a safe trip Chelsea! Sorry it is for this reason :/. Hugs.

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss- I remember losing my grandma a few years ago and it was hard, but equally hard was watching my mom as she lost her mom. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts!


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